Two people have been taken to hospital following a serious collision between a car and a motorbike in Sunderland

Police have the roads sealed off following a crash in Sunderland between a car and a motorbike.

The motorcyclist and the driver of the car were both taken to hospital following the incident at around 7pm this evening.

The road was closed in all directions following the collision.

The road was closed in all directions following the collision.

Police have been on the scene at Hewitt Avenue, Sunderland, since the collision.

Hewitt Avenue remains closed in both directions and the junctions of Leechmere Way and Rye View Road are also closed.

Officers are asking motorists to avoid the area where possible.

Police on the scene of an accident in Hewitt Avenue.

Police on the scene of an accident in Hewitt Avenue.